Here in Carolina, it's called the Champagne of the South. Iced tea. We drink it year-round, but in the summer it's especially challenging to constantly keep a pitcher of fresh tea in the fridge.
Hammacher Schlemmer (the longest running catalog company in the U.S.) has introduced an iced tea brewing machine that they say makes up to two quarts of iced tea in 10 minutes. Wow. Tell me more.
The Authentic Southern Sweet Tea Brewer automatically steeps tea at 204 degrees Fahrenheit. Sugar (added when the water is hot) and strength of tea can be adjusted to your personal taste, and both loose leaf and bagged teas can be used.
I really like the look of this machine, especially the attractive glass pitcher.
Purchase through Hammacher Schlemmer’s catalog, online at the company’s website or at its East 57th Street store in New York City.